As one of Istanbul’s most affordable budget-chic accommodation options, the Hotel Empress Zoe is a great choice if you’re looking to stay in the heart of Istanbul’s landmark-rich ancient district of Sultanahmet. Tucked away behind a 15th century former bathhouse, the Hotel Empress Zoe is a labyrinth-like space with hidden rooms and passageways that reveal colourful and eclectic interiors of European and Oriental-inspired furnishings, antique wrought-iron and kilim-covered cushions. Enjoy a delicious breakfast outdoors in the hotel’s charming outdoor leafy green garden. You’ll only be short walking distance from some of Istanbul’s most famous landmarks, such as the Hagia Sofia, the Blue Mosque and the Grand Bazaar. This utterly charming and affordable gem is our pick of the budget-chic hotel options if you’re looking to be close to the city’s best tourist landmarks.
"One of the rare places in the area to have a spark of creativity in its design."
"Overlooks the crumbling remnants of the oldest hamam in the city."
New York Times
"One of the most unusual places to stay in the city."
Süleymaniye Mh., İstanbul Ünv. 10, 34400 Istanbul
+90 (0) 212 518 2504